​Oneida County History Center

Student internships at the history center are a great way to gain hands-on experience in the fields of history or museum studies.  Internships are open to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Internships are unpaid; however, check with your institution about course credit or service hours.  

Projects are available in the areas of:

  • exhibit design

  • collections management

    • textiles

    • blueprints

    • records & archives

    • paintings & artworks

  • digital history

  • research

  • education

utica college- work study at ochc

Volunteers are essential to the Oneida County History Center.  Volunteers staff our bookstore and research library assisting with a wide range of activities from answering phones to digitizing our collections.  If you love history and are interested in sharing your time, then we'll find an opportunity to match your interests and skill set.  Current opportunities are listed below:

Research Library Assistant- The history center is looking for volunteers to staff our research library on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons this summer and beyond.  The primary responsibility of the volunteer is to answer the phone, greet visitors, and assist visitors wishing to research. Those with an interest and the capability are welcome to help with research and collections management.  Volunteer for one day a week or all three. 

Collections Assistant- The history center seeks a detail-oriented volunteer to assist with collections management.  The volunteer will primarily assist with accession and deaccession paper work.  Basic computer skills are a plus, but not necessary.

Other Opportunities- Custodial, administrative, and membership support.  Contact the history center at 315-735-3642 for more detailed descriptions. 


The history center is always looking for dedicated volunteers and interns to help preserve our past.  Please read below for more information and current opportunities.
Two paid internships are available to eligible Utica College students!
​The history center seeks an Assistant to the Executive Director to assist with the daily tasks of a small non-profit organization and a Digital History and Research Library Assistant to aid with the ongoing digitization of the history center's collections.  Detailed job descriptions are available online at https://www.utica.edu/hr/studentemployment/open_jobs.cfm or by contacting rmclain@oneidacountyhistory.org

Not just for history majors! 
Any student with an interest in history, heritage, or museum studies is encouraged to apply!

Application Instructions
Contact Associate Professor of History, Dr. Sherri G. Cash at scash@utica.edu to apply
*Students must be eligible for work study*